I've already established that dresses are basically everything you need in life come summertime thanks to the fact that they're the easiest thing to throw on. And despite this simple and effortless quality, it's also the one item that makes you look like a fancy lady. Sounds like a win to me.
I've been really keen on summer knitwear this year and I'm happy to report that I found a knit dress that embodies the ideal summer frock: this dress by Amour Vert from Elborne Living. Airy and light, aka the most painless getup to slip into to grab brunch on the weekend - or throw on a pair of strappy heels (these would be perfect) instead of Chucks and you've got yourself some gussy cocktail attire.
But my favorite part about it is the fact that it's made of 100% organic cotton. That means cotton that was grown without the use of toxic pesticides and chemicals (think of those poor cotton farmers that have to inhale chemicals every day to grow their crops), and that uses far less water than regular cotton. While most people think cotton is a sustainable fibre, it isn't unless it's organic.
I do tend to talk about sustainability in fashion quite a bit - you can read my thoughts about it over on the Style Line - and people always ask me where they can shop brands that do their part both socially and for the environment. I am planning on doing a full feature on all of the great places to find the best of slow fashion, but for now I want to talk about the online shop Elborne because that's where this dress is from.
They have some seriously sweet threads, which makes shopping there a no-brainer, but beyond their merch being cute is the fact that their company ethos is also about making a difference and implementing a new way to engage around all things style-related. My kind of people :)
But another reason this dress was basically made for me? It's called the Helen dress. Mic drop.
Amour Vert Dress from Elborne
Warby Parker Dorothy sunglasses
Converse Chuck Taylors